The Scallop sculpture by Maggi Hambling, Aldeburgh, Suffolk. September 2005
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The East of England is one of the nine official regions of England. This region was created in 1994 and was adopted for statistics purposes from 1999. It includes the ceremonial counties of Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk. Essex has the highest population in the region.

The population of the East of England region in 2018 was 6.24 million.Bedford, Luton, Basildon, Peterborough, Southend-on-Sea, Norwich, Ipswich, Colchester, Chelmsford and Cambridge are the region's most populous towns. The southern part of the region lies in the London commuter belt.

Rewilding[edit | edit source]

  • WildEast, a Movement of People for Nature Forever in East Anglia, added 10:39, 11 December 2021 (UTC)
  • Hedge Pledge page, from WildEast: to see how a wilder farm might look, use the slider, 2nd picture down (slider: pick up with curser just to the left of 'Current' and drag to the right edge), added 15:23, 19 December 2021 (UTC), see also: News and comment, Dec 14, 2021


  • WildEast's Map of Dreams, allows anyone to pledge land, "Day by day, year by year, we can all work together until we have returned 20% of the region to nature." added10:39, 11 December 2021 (UTC)

Localism[edit | edit source]

Supporting community business in the East of England,, added 11:48, 13 November 2021 (UTC)

Sustainable transport activism[edit | edit source]

The Broads Society - Broads Authority

Resources[edit | edit source]

Networks and sustainability initiatives[edit | edit source]

Community resources[edit | edit source]

  • CLT East (Community Land Trust) umbrella organisation in the East of England

News and comment[edit | edit source]


WildEdges Send Ministers Wild! Dec 14 [1]


Norfolk Broads and climate change: Natural England maps out a future for climate change, March 31 [2]


Transition Circle East

Deprivation[edit | edit source]

The most deprived districts, according to the Indices of deprivation 2007 in the region are, in descending order, Great Yarmouth (58th in England), Norwich (62nd), Luton (87th), Peterborough (90th) and Ipswich (99th). At the county level, after Luton and Peterborough, which have a similar level of deprivation, in descending order there is Southend-on-Sea then Thurrock.

The least deprived districts, in descending order, are South Cambridgeshire, Uttlesford, Mid Bedfordshire, East Hertfordshire, St Albans, Brentwood, Rochford, Chelmsford, Huntingdonshire, Mid Suffolk, Broadland, North Hertfordshire, Dacorum, Three Rivers, South Norfolk, East Cambridgeshire, and Suffolk Coastal. At the county level, the least deprived areas in the region, in descending order, are Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, and Bedfordshire, with all three having a similar level of deprivation, then Essex.

The region has the lowest proportion of jobless households in the UK – 0.5%.

In March 2011 the region's unemployment claimant count was 3.0%. Inside the region, the highest rate is Great Yarmouth with 6.2%, followed by Peterborough, Ipswich and Southend-on-Sea on 4.7%.

Near you[edit | edit source]

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Campaigns[edit | edit source]

shutdown sizewell campaign

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External links[edit | edit source]

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